A few months ago, Academy-Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o acquired the right to Chimamanda Adichie‘s book, Americanah.‘ Lupi let us in on her plan to make the book into a movie, and we couldn’t be more excited. And now, it seems like the ball has been set in motion. And Nigerian-born-British actor David Oyelowo will co-star with her in the film adaptation of the book.
Based on the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie novel, the story follows a pair of young Nigerian immigrants who face a lifetime of struggle while their relationship endures.
Brad Pitt is producing through his Plan B production banner along with Nyong’o and Andrea Calderwood. The film is now looking to attach a writer and director with no production start date set yet.
Oyelowo has a busy end of the year with “Interstellar,” “Selma” and “A Most Violent Year” all bowing in the last month. He is expected to be in the Oscars conversation for his performance in “Selma,” and can be seen next in the indie “Captive” opposite Kate Mara.